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Take the opportunity to complete a short survey on the use of drones for shark surveillance and beach safety. This research seeks to determine levels of public acceptability of drone surveillance at beaches along the coast of New South Wales.

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Shark strategy illustration

The NSW Government is continuing its efforts to increase its knowledge about the movement and ecology of White, Tiger, and Bull sharks, and trials of technologies to reduce the risk of shark bites at our beaches.

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Shark Strategy Graphic

NSW is leading the world in trials of SMART Drumlines, which are both a shark mitigation tool and a research tool that reduce the risk of interactions with sharks while minimising the impact on marine species.

SMART Drumlines
SMART Drumline Diagram

Students get SharkSmart

Dr Paul Butcher hosted Year 5 students from St Augustine's, Coffs Harbour recently, discussing shark biodiversity, the NSW Shark Management Strategy and how to be SharkSmart.
Photo credit:  St Augustine’s